SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Datavant, the
leader in helping healthcare organizations safely connect their
data to improve medical research and patient care, today announced
the appointments of Aden Fine as
General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer and Dongting Yu as Head
of Security Engineering. Datavant also announced the appointments
of David Shulkin and Andrew von
Eschenbach to its Policy Advisory Board.
"Data has the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce
cost, and enhance medical research. Establishing a secure
infrastructure for the exchange of de-identified health information
is one of the most important challenges of our era," said Datavant
CEO Travis May. "As Datavant's
ecosystem continues to grow, these additions to the team will help
us further scale our privacy and security architecture -- further
strengthening the protections for the patient data being used to
advance medical research and improve patient outcomes."
Appointment of Aden Fine as
General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer
Throughout his career, Aden has worked to address some of the
most challenging legal issues in technology and privacy, first
practicing IP law at several law firms, then as a senior staff
attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, and later as
General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Edmodo and Everalbum.
Aden received his BA in Political Science from Stanford University and his JD from Harvard Law School.
"What's most exciting to me about Datavant is that the
protection of patient privacy is built directly into the product,"
said Mr. Fine. "I have been following the company since its
founding, and have been impressed with the rapid growth of its
health data ecosystem and how the company has brought together so
many disparate data sets for such a wide variety of analytical use
cases. I look forward to helping Datavant scale its vision across
the entire healthcare system, and to ensuring that patient benefit
and patient privacy remain at the heart of the company's
Appointment of Dongting Yu as Head of Security
Dongting joins Datavant from Rescale, a multi-cloud high
performance computing platform, where he led the security and
compliance team and led the implementation of FedRAMP compliance.
Dongting holds a BS in Computer Science from McGill University, and a PhD in Computer Science
from Cambridge University, where he
focused on network security.
Formation of Policy Advisory Board
Dr. Shulkin is the former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs,
appointed by President Obama and serving under both President Obama
and President Trump. He previously served as President of the
Atlantic Health System; as President and Chief Executive Officer of
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and held various executive
roles at Temple University;
Drexel University School of Medicine;
Medical College of Pennsylvania;
DoctorQuality, Inc.; and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System. Dr. Shulkin holds an MD from the
Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Dr. von Eschenbach is the current President at Samaritan Health
Initiatives, and the former Commissioner of the U.S. Food &
Drug Administration, appointed by President George W. Bush and serving under both President
Bush and President Obama. He previously served as a Director at the
National Cancer Institute and Executive Vice President & Chief
Academic Officer at the University of
Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. von Eschenbach holds an
MD from the Georgetown University School of
Dr. Shulkin and Dr. von Eschenbach will be advising Datavant on
a variety of business matters, including evolving health data
policy, regulation, compliance, and government affairs.
Datavant's mission is to connect the world's health data to
improve patient outcomes. Datavant works with data owners and users
to ensure that data can be connected to power next-generation
analytics and applications while protecting patient privacy.
Datavant is headquartered in San
Francisco. Learn more about Datavant